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Cover Her Face (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh investigates the death of Alice Liddell who ran a home for unwed mothers. One of those residents is Sally Jupp who was a witness in a drugs smuggling and... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Phyllis Calvert, Mel Martin
Death of an Expert Witness (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When Dr. Edwin Lorrimer, a forensic scientist working at a private laboratory is found killed, Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. Dalgliesh had been in the area... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Barry Foster, Ray Brooks
Shroud for a Nightingale (TV Mini-Series 1984)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Roy Marsden, Joss Ackland, Sheila Allen
A Taste for Death (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Sir Paul Berowne (Bosco Hogan) - a prominent Government Minister - turns to his old friend Adam Dalgleish following a series of threatening letters delivered to his London home. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Wendy Hiller, Fiona Fullerton
Devices and Desires (TV Mini-Series 1991)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Roy Marsden, Susannah York, Gemma Jones
A Certain Justice (TV Series 1998)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Roy Marsden, Ricci Harnett, Britta Smith
Original Sin (TV Series 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Peverell Press, respected London publishing house with two hundred years of tradition, is taken over by new management. Gerard Etienne, new yuppie CEO, wants to implement radical changes. ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Ian Bannen, Cathryn Harrison
A Mind to Murder (TV Movie 1995)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh has been on leave following the death on duty of a member of his team, DS Sarah Hillier. His superiors order him back to work to investigate the ... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Davies
Stars: Roy Marsden, Mairead Carty, Sean Scanlan
Death in Holy Orders (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Detective Adam Dalgliesh looks into the death of a young ordinand who died under mysterious circumstances.

Stars: Jesse Spencer, Alan Howard, Martin Shaw
The Murder Room (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Adam Dalgliesh looks into the connection between the grisly exhibits at the Dupayne family museum and the murder of adopted son Neville.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Janie Dee, Samantha Bond
Unnatural Causes (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Commander Dalgleish of Scotland Yard investigates the apparent murder of a well-known author who is found floating in a dinghy with his hands chopped off. The man, Maurice Seton, had ... See full summary »

Director: John Davies
Stars: Roy Marsden, Simon Chandler, Kenneth Colley
Father Brown (TV Series 1974)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.

Stars: Kenneth More, Dennis Burgess, David Buck
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Roy Marsden ...
 Adam Dalgliesh (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Wilfred Anstey (6 episodes, 1985)
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
 Henry Carwardine (6 episodes, 1985)
Carol Gillies ...
 Dot Moxon (6 episodes, 1985)
Richard Heffer ...
 Dr. Eric Hewson (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Ursula Hollis (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Maggie Hewson (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Julius Court (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Grace Willison (5 episodes, 1985)
Heather James ...
 Helen Rainer (5 episodes, 1985)
Martyn Hesford ...
 Dennis Lerner (5 episodes, 1985)
Valerie Whittington ...
 Jennie Pegram (5 episodes, 1985)
Albie Woodington ...
 Albert Philby (4 episodes, 1985)
Gillian Barge ...
 Millicent Hammitt (3 episodes, 1985)
David Webb ...
 Inspector Rouse (3 episodes, 1985)
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A desolate clifftop retreat is witness to a series of bizarre and inexplicable deaths...

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A polished product - delightful viewing
25 January 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This perfectly polished period piece does full justice to P D James' erudition and her beautifully honed cast of almost Dickensian characters. The dramatic scenery of Dorset provides the ideal setting for this complex and absorbing mystery. Roy Marsden portrays the detective poet, Adam Dalgliesh with his usual panache and is ably supported by fellow cast members. Those who have not read PD James' brilliant novels will not be able to guess the identity of the murderer until the last episode, despite the meticulous and perfectly timed trail of clues, interspersed with a plethora of red herrings, necessary to ensure the enjoyment of both crime buffs and novices to the genre.


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